Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

thumbnail imageThe CMA training program at Mid-America Nursing & Allied-Health Institute is a 75 clock hour program that is designed to be students with the knowledge and skills to be successful as certified medication aids. The role of a CMA is to ensure that clients in the facility comply with their prescribed medication therapy plan as outlined by the prescribing physician and facility protocol. The CMA oversees the safe and proper intake of medications. Course Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Medication Administration Methods
  • Medication Compliance
  • Medication Administration
  • Drug References
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Common Diseases and Medication Related Treatments

The course runs between five (5) to eight (8) weeks in training, clinical skills, laboratory and external skilled practice opportunities under the guidance of certified instructors who are industry-experienced Registered Nurses. Weekday and weekend schedules available. Students will have the option to select classes that suit their schedule. Upon completion of the CMA program, students will be awarded Certificate of Completion and be ready to take the Kansas State CMA Certificate Examination.

Admission Requirements

  • 18 years and above
  • Valid State IDs/SSN
  • Current CNA Certificate
  • Admission interview /Complete Admission Package
  • Hunter green scrub (available for purchase on campus)
  • TB skin test or Negative Chest X-Ray result
  • Text Book: Mosby’s Textbook for Medication Assistants by Sorrentina/Remmert
  • Tuition – $750
  • $100 to hold your spot  (non-refundable with no-show to class).
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